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Employment Relations (Triangular Employment) Amendment Act 2019

This amendment to the Employment relations act came in June last year and was bought into address a gap in legislation in relation to employees in a triangular employment relationship. Previously, employees could only bring a personal grievance – such as for bullying, ...
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It's been a busy time here in the office, and we know that many changes have hit employers in the last few months, with more to come in the coming days. Here are our top 2021 Employment Law changes for you to get your head around and make sure you have something to manage; i...
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1: Can I require certain roles to be carried out by vaccinated workers? POTENTIALLY – do risk assessment now Some roles are covered by government Orders, which make it mandatory for particular roles to only be carried out by vaccinated people. New Zealand can expect more i...
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Minimum wage is going up again! Which raises an interesting question, how do you keep those in your team, who are already being paid above minimum wage, motivated with the ever-decreasing pay gap? Many small businesses are already working hard to afford the increased minimum...
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90-Day Trials

February 12, 2021
90-day trial periods can be useful for both Employees and Employers in ensuring that the role and the organisations culture are a fit.   If an Employer correctly dismisses an employee during a valid trial period then the employee cannot bring a personal grievance f...
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As you may know by now, the first shipment of the Pfizer vaccine is set to arrive in New Zealand by April 2021. These vaccines will firstly be made available to border staff and essential health workers. However, the government's long-term goal is for at least 70 per cent of...
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Minimum Employment Standards

January 22, 2021

What you need to know!

Towards the end of last year there were a number of cases brought before the Employment Relations Authority with Employers breaching minimum employment standards. These fines are not small and can be quite detrimental to a business.  For example;  Harjit Singh and ...
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Tips and Tricks

After a much-needed break, you are now probably facing the reality of life getting back to ‘normal’, spending your days working, counting down the days to the next long weekend. The Christmas/ New Year’s break is officially over for many of us; however, the sun is stil...
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Privacy Act 2020

December 1, 2020

What you need to know!

For the first time in 27 years, there will be a new Privacy Act 2020 coming into force on 1 December 2020. Here is what you need to know. Technology has rapidly increased in the last 27 years, and with that means privacy has also changed. We now live a large part of our live...
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Shutdown Periods

October 21, 2020
Christmas is coming, time to organise your shutdown period! Most companies decide to shutdown and give their workers time with friends and family. I consider this a good business decision for a number of reasons. Taking a break is good for workers health and wellbeing. There...
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